Destiny Update 2.2.0 Is Live, Here’s the Patch Notes

April 12, 2016Written by Jason Dunning

The big patch that adds new quests, new gear, and much more, Destiny update 2.2.0 is now available to download on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, weighing in at the following sizes: PS4 – 1.71GB, PS3 – 1.04GB, Xbox One – 1.74GB, and Xbox 360 – 793MB.

Bungie says, “Pardon our dust! We are pushing a patch live today. Players will be returned to the title screen from their activities and then be required to log in to Destiny again after installing the patch.”

You can check out the full list of patch notes over on Bungie’s website, with highlights of the biggest changes below:

Light

  • Legendary and Exotic drops from many sources now attempt to drop with Attack or Defense greater than your current character light level

The following activities and items have been adjusted to include 335 Light items:

  • Prison of Elders Passage Challenge Ticket
  • Crucible Weekly
  • Court of Oryx Tier 3 Artifacts
  • Trials of Osiris
  • Iron Banner
  • Unique Items from the Vanguard Heroic Strike Playlist
  • Exotic Engrams
  • King’s Fall Heroic

The following activities and items have been adjusted to include 330 Light items:

  • Weekly Nightfall Strike
  • Faction Packages
  • Trials Bounties

The following activities and items have these changes:

  • King’s Fall Normal will drop up to 320 Light items
  • Prison of Elders Level 41 drops up to 320 Light items
  • Legendary Engrams max Light increased to 310
  • Rare Engrams max Light increased to 310
  • Rare Items (dropped from remaining activities) max Light increased to 310

Infusion will now grant 100% of the Light from the infused item

Activities

Prison of Elders

New! Prison of Elders Challenge Activity: Challenge of the Elders (Recommended Light 320)

  • Elder’s Sigil Passage Tickets can be picked up directly from Variks
  • Prison of Elders Weekly Bounties have been added and can be picked up from Variks

New! Added Level 41 Prison of Elders playlist (Recommended Light 260)

  • Prison of Elders now has a Level 41 difficulty available, this version has a chance at having Taken enemies
  • Combatants within the Prison of Elders will now provide credit towards applicable Vanguard bounty requirements

Keys are no longer required to open the Prison of Elders chest

  • Keys can now be used directly from inventory to provide House of Judgement faction reputation

Variks’ inventory has been updated

  • Tokens of Flight, Identity, and Judgement are no longer needed to purchase items
  • Tokens can still be used directly from player’s inventory to provide House of Judgement faction reputation

Armor & Weapon Cores are no longer needed to purchase items and can now be used directly from player’s inventory to provide House of Judgement faction

Strikes

Added the following Strikes:

  • New! “Blighted Chalice” strike is now available in the normal & heroic strike playlists
  • The “Winter’s Run” strike now has a Taken variant available in the normal & heroic strike playlists

Reputation gains have been increased for completing Strikes

Classes

General

The player’s Resurrection mechanic has been adjusted:

  • Reduced the radius of Resurrection interaction prompt to 1.5 meters (was 2 meters)
  • Increased the base time to Resurrect by 0.25 seconds
  • Overshield has been adjusted so that it takes precision damage modifiers (previously it did not)
  • Reduced Resurrection time bonuses from exotic armor (Crest of Alpha Lupi, Light Beyond Nemesis) to 30% (was 40%)
  • Added additional frames of invincibility at the end of the Resurrection animation to make the handoff from locked state to movement more consistent

Players can now highlight (R-Stick Click) player ghosts, allowing a user to inspect & target emotes at a downed player’s ghost

Items

General

  • An additional page of Vault Space has been added to all accounts, bringing the capacity counts up to 108 weapon, 108 armor, and 72 miscellaneous slots
  • Mystery Bags can now be previewed before opening to look at the list of potential contents
  • Year 1 ships have been added to the Crucible & Vanguard Reputation rank up packages
  • Reputation Buffs have been added to Vanguard, Crucible, and House of Judgement Reputation rank up packages
  • Abandoned Quest Kiosk has been added to the Reef
  • 12 new Eververse Emotes have been updated to new Spring 2016 Season (northern hemisphere)
  • Winter Season Emotes have been moved into a Winter 2015 Emote Mystery Bag
  • Fixed an issue in which Crimson Days ghosts could not be previewed
  • Fixed an issue in which Raid ghosts could not be previewed

UI

  • Players can now adjust their HUD transparency level from the Settings menu
  • Roster UI now sorts friends who are signed into a character above players who have not selected a character yet

A new Destiny expansion is expected later this year, with Destiny 2 out in 2017.

[Source: Bungie (1), (2)]

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